Originally Posted by fourstringdrums
I understand it now, but this is what confuses me about odd time signatures. I can never tell which note gets the beat when I hear a piece of music.
Understood. What I do is try to first hear the cycle of beats then the "clave" as the say in latin music which in this case is coming from the bass players line then understand the time signature and feel based off that subdivision. Dave Holland is the absolute master of this method of feeling and understanding odd time feels and no matter how out it gets you always hear the internal rhythmic cycle or "clave" and never get lost.